In the course of the challenges posed by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and Covid-19 pandemic, the scientists of the Harding Center for Risk Literacy have compiled known facts in a way they can be easily understood. The materials we provide may be used free of charge.
What are the risks associated with electronic patient records, medical diagnosis by artificial intelligence and the use of health apps? To what extent can participation in cancer screening programmes prevent dying from cancer? These and similar questions are addressed by the Harding Center for Risk Literacy. We research, develop, and publish methods and tools that enable informed, risk literate, and efficient decisions in an increasingly digitalized world. We support experts and organizations to communicate facts accurately, transparently, and comprehensibly and contribute towards the ideal of a democratic society that knows how to calculate risks and live with uncertainty.
In the ARCADE research program (adaptive rational cognition in algorithmic decision environments), we develop empowerment strategies for critical interaction with and control of algorithmic decision environments
Risk and Evidence Communication
The research group Risk and Evidence Communication develops strategies to communicate about and better understand scientific evidence.
Cognitive science and AI-based decision support systems combine the strengths of human cognition with powerful machine learning algorithms to foster accurate, transparent and comprehensible decisions.
Bad Statistic of the Month
The Bad Statistic of the Month (“Unstatistik des Monats”, only available in German) has been published monthly since 2012. Every month, the authors question recently published statistics and their interpretations. The underlying aim is to help the public deal with data and facts more rationally, interpret numerical representations of reality correctly, and describe an increasingly complex world more adequately.
TED Talk: Risk Literacy
Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication
Our sister center, the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication, opened its doors in November 2016 in Cambridge, UK. It aims to ensure that quantitative evidence and risk is presented to people in a fair and balanced way.